Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Champelle is being staged for the fifth consecutive year and, in celebration of this milestone for the calendar event, promoters HQ Events are planning to deliver a premium experience to long-standing and new fans of the party. The event will be hosted tomorrow at the George Headley Lounge, Sabina Park, which is fully secured and air-conditioned.
Arvel Grant, Champelle's foundation promoter, said this year is going to be very special. "The goal is to create a premium drink-inclusive nightclub experience, including red carpet entrance, eye-catching decor, flat-screen televisions, bouncers, waitresses, lounges, and so on," he said.
Champelle started out as an outdoor party, but the decision to take it indoors was based on the desired ambience. "The theme is 'Club Champelle', which is why we also decided to host it inside the George Headley Lounge and the aim is to create a nightclub experience," Grant reinforced.
To attend Champelle, patrons will be charged $2,000 presold and $2,500 at the gate. There is also a special deal for female patrons. 'Ladies Night Out Tickets', which cost $7,000 each and allow a maximum of five females admittance to the party.
Gates to Champelle will open at 9 p.m and the promoter is looking to go until 3 a.m. "We are aiming for a morning vibe. The venue is indoors, so we won't have to worry about the noise," Grant said.
The range of beverages that will be available at Champelle this year includes red rum, white rum, aged rums, whiskey, flavoured vodkas, red wine, white wine, beer, stouts, shots, and specialty cocktails such as margaritas, daquiris, piņa coladas, mojitos and cosmopolitans. All drinks are inclusive.
"Patrons should turn out at Champelle, because we have that special Ladies Night Out deal. We have a wide range of drinks and the entire vibe and entertainment value will be premium. This experience will be available on one night only," Grant said.